WiMAX Forum The WiMAX Forum is an industry-led, non-profit corporation formed to promote and certify compatibility and interoperability of broadband wireless products. Our member companies support the industry-wide acceptance of the IEEE 802.16 and ETSI HiperMAN wireless MAN standards. What this means? For network operators this means equipment interoperability across vendors For component vendors this means fewer product variations and higher volumes For end-users this means faster and cheaper access that is more widely available
Sampling of WiMAX Forum Members (more than 350) * Other names and brands may be claimed as the property of others EQUIPMENT MANUFACTURERS SERVICE PROVIDERS
(2005) More than 150 trial (2005) Nortel Gets Busy with WiMAX "We have been active in wireless standards activities for a while, and we see WiMAX as the next step," Bruce Gustafson, director of WiMAX marketing at Nortel. September 2005 IBERBANDA AND INTEL PAVE THE WAY FOR FIRST COMMERCIAL WIMAX SERVICES IN EUROPE BASED ON INTEL SILICON THROUGH SPANISH TRIALS Intel Sees WiMAX Trials in Parts of Asia End-2005 September 2005 CNET News.com Nokia will be expanding to WiMAX trials during 2006. Oct 18, 2005 Intel, Sprint connect on WiMAX CNET May 6, 2005 Intel ties up with S.Korea's KT on mobile Internet REUTERS June 16, 2005
WiMAX BENEFITS (EGYPT) -WiMAX will enable competition at Broadband market and therefore reduce associated costs to the consumer. -Convergent Services (mobility to fixed broadband services) -Social and economic benefits of broadband. -Lack of wireline structure needed to meet the growing demand for infrastructure. -WiMAX can be economical, easy, faster high performance solution. -Growing demand for broadband and mobility -Symmetric Data Rates -Can be used for different applications (security, health etc.)
WiFi Hotspots Economic Vitality Digital Govt Education Home Usage Healthcare Safety & Security Bridging the Digital Divide WirelessBroadbandConnectivity WiMAX Opportunities
Intel WiMAX Vision (WiMAX is not a simple WLL system) Broadband Access for Enterprise Broadband Access @ Home complementary to DSL & Cable Broadband Access for Public hotspots Wi-Fi Wi-Fi WiFi 802.16-2004 *Other brands and names are the property of their respective owners. Nomadic Broadband complementary to 3G, EDGE & WiFi 802.16-e
Fixed, Nomadic and Mobile ITU-R Recommendation F.1399-1 4.1.2 Fixed Wireless Access Wireless access application in which the location of the end-user termination and the network access point to be connected to the end- user are fixed. 4.1.3 Mobile Wireless Access Wireless access application in which the location of the end-user termination is mobile. 4.1.4 Nomadic Wireless Access Wireless access application in which the location of the end-user termination may be in different places but it must be stationary while in use. Strict implementation of this definitions constrain innovations / limit convergence
WiMAX Device Evolution Fixed WiMAX ‘06 Nomadic WiMAX ’07 – ‘08 Mobile WiMAX ’08 – ‘09 All Roadmaps, features, timelines, and code names are subject to change without notification. Technology Modem Client PC-Card + Integration Notebook Full Mobile Integration Full range of Mobile Devices Outdoor & Indoor Modems + WiFi Desktop + Notebook
LICENCING NATIONAL OR REGIONAL LICENCES Intel supports National licenses where ever possible but if there justifiable reasons where regional licenses are more appropriate we would support this approach but we would encourage Operators to self-co-ordinate to maximize spectrum efficiency. For the success of operators national licences should be given. Operators with national licences can offer services every where in Egypt. Users will want to get their wireless broadband services at every place in Egypt. Roaming, interconnection issues will be a problem with regional licences. BANDWIDTH FOR EACH OPERATOR? Bandwidth should be at least 30 MHz with no restrictions for TDD per operator. IDEAL NUMBER OF OPERATORS We do believe that enabling competition is important but not at the expense of success. We therefore believe that this needs to be assessed from a National level with the objective being that all deployments are successful deployments, i.e. one or many need to be successful”
LICENCING LICENCE FEE Intel believes that the greatest economic benefit from broadband wireless / personal broadband is from the continues and long-term usage of the spectrum and not from the assignment process alone. We encourage Administrations to “partner” potential Operators to ensure mutual benefit from a successful commercial deployment. Ideally Intel prefers licenses to be issued to those with the best business case and the best utilization of the spectrum for broadband wireless. In the instance where there is more than one Operator then the Administration may consider an auction process – but the auction should not be structured to extract the maximum value for revenue generating purposes. LICENCE DURATION Intel believes that a license between 10-20 years would be appropriate but with an appropriate review period to ensure that the spectrum is being utilized for the intended purpose. Intel is opposed to “spectrum hoarding”. STANDARDS AND PRODUCTS WiMAX is a reality. Standards and certified products are ready for application. Operators should use standard, certified and interoperable products.
Operator Rights There shouldn’t be any restriction for nomadic, mobile application. There shouldn’t be any restriction on TDD There shouldn’t be any restriction for VoIP, or any other telecommunication services. They should have the interconnection and roaming rights (national and international) with other operators Parallel to the development of new services should have the rights for the application of new services over WiMAX network (like GPRS and EDGE over GSM)
Operator Obligations 1) Coverage 2) Customer support 3) Service quality 4) Should use standard, certified, interoperable products, otherwise compatibility between different manufacturer products can not be satisfied, and user terminal at different operators area will not work. 5) Compliance to relevant ETSI, ITU, IEEE related standards is necessary
Bandwidth & Business Spectrum available for deployment determines base station capacity Capacity constraints accelerate the need to split cells Excessive cell splitting causes significant operating and financial issues for operators –Increases capital and operating expenses resulting in increased cost to deliver data –Additional cells increase interference issues for subscribers –Creates quality of service issues for subscribers –Limits operators from providing high bandwidth applications such as video and music downloads –Limits the number of subscribers that can be served by the operator Increased bandwidth enhances overall efficiency of the network and reduces cost of network deployment
Bandwidth Impact to Business Model Economic viability of a service provider’s business case is highly sensitive to the size of the spectrum allocation license Smaller allocations limit the capacity per km 2 requiring more infrastructure to meet demand This impairs an operators ability to create a compelling business case by: –Affecting range of services and QoS that can be offered –Increasing capital and operating expenses * Analysis based on Countrywide Network Deployment in Germany Cumulative CapEx/Km²Capacity/Km²Year 10 Cost/Mb Delivered +28% 45%
Operator Needs Certification Interoperability QoS Open standard Performance Economic, easy, fast, scalability Security Management Migration Carrier class solution Bandwidth
WiMAX Trial Network Launch (Nov.14.2005-Ankara-Hilton Hotel) Turk Telekom’s plan: Using WiMAX as a complementary to ADSL and and for mobility services. High quality video link established between village school and Hotel in Ankara (distance 250 km).
An Ambitious Nomadic WiMAX Coverage by ‘07 100+ Cities Covered in 10+ Countries A Pan-European Roaming Service
Wireless Networks Will Co-Exist Always Best Connected Urban Rural Suburbs Urban WiMAX GSM, CDMA WiMAX Wi-Fi WiMAX Wi-Fi "WiMAX is not competing with 3G. It's a complementary technology” Mikko Salminen, director of fixed mobile convergence marketing at Nokia http://www.vnunet.com/actions/trackback/2149324
WiMAX and 3G will coexist Each service provider’s distinct network environment and business imperatives will determine which technology or mix of technologies best meets their needs. WiMAX is optimized for IP-based high-speed wireless broadband. 3G is optimized for cellular voice and moderate data-rate applications Intel supports both WiMAX and 3G technologies with standards activities, R&D and product offerings. Intel supports industry standards for future wireless networks WiMAX and 3G are complementary
Technology NEUTRALITY (Mobile WiMAX) -5.384A The bands, or portions of the bands, 1 710-1 885 MHz and 2 500-2 690 MHz, are identified for use by those administrations wishing to implement International Mobile Telecommunications-2000 (IMT- 2000) in accordance with Resolution 223 (WRC-2000). This identification does not preclude the use of these bands by any other applications of the services to which they are allocated and does not establish priority in the Radio Regulations. -Intel believes access to the 2.5 GHz band should be available as early as possible for new innovative 3G beyond broadband wireless services in Egypt. -Intel WiMAX chips will be integrated in laptops, PDA’s and mobile telephones near future as a standard feature like Wi-Fi.